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Forty-fourth Season [1956-1957]

October 28, 1956
Overture from the Opera Ruslan and Lyudmilla
Mikhail Glinka

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Sergei Rachmaninov

Philippe Entremont, pianist

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

December 30, 1956
Overture from the Opera Oberon
Carl Maria von Weber

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms

Oscar Shumsky, violinist

Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Antonín Dvořák

February 10, 1957
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Leopold Stokowski]

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 54
Robert Schumann

Eileen Flissler, pianist

Don Juan, Tone Poem for Large Orchestra, Op. 20
Richard Strauss

Boléro, Ballet
Maurice Ravel

April 7, 1957
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Vltava, Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast, “The Moldau”
Bedřich Smetana

Perpertuum Mobile, A Musical Joke, Op. 257
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Pizzicato Polka, Op. 234
Josef (and Johann, Jr.) Strauss

Hungarian Dance, No. 1 in G Minor
Johannes Brahms

An American in Paris, Tone Poem
George Gershwin

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